Booster Requirement and Work from Home Update

Dear Fellow Community Members,

As we continue to see a rise of COVID-19 in Chicago and across the nation, today I’m announcing the following important steps the university will take to help reduce risks and provide more flexibility and support for our community.

Staff Encouraged to Work from Home


Starting Monday, December 20, staff whose jobs can be performed remotely are encouraged to work from home, with supervisor approval, until the start of the spring semester on Monday, January 24, 2022. Staff whose work requires them to be physically present on campus should remember to wear a face covering at all times while indoors and are encouraged to socially distance themselves. As a reminder, the university will be closed from Friday, December 24 through Friday, December 31.

Booster Requirement


Consistent with current university vaccination requirements and applicable exemptions, the university will require all eligible students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster by January 24, 2022, and for others, as soon thereafter as they are eligible.

In the coming weeks, directions describing how to submit your booster documentation, along with additional details regarding implementation of this policy, will be provided. Your only action item right now is to simply get the booster as soon as you are eligible. If you are having trouble scheduling a vaccination appointment, a vaccine finder is available at The State of Illinois and the City of Chicago have also assembled resources that you can use to secure a vaccination appointment.

Thank you for all you do to support the health and safety of your fellow Illinois Tech community members.


Raj Echambadi
President, Illinois Institute of Technology